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2nd Gen Tips, Mods & More

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tcBob, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Mar 30, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    DSB4UA

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    This is a great list, already have several on my list!
     
  2. Apr 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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  3. Apr 21, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    didnt wanna make a whole new thread for this but..

    has anyone put 1st gen mudflaps on a 2nd gen? i like the 1st gen mudflaps smaller floppy style than the 2nd gen longer hard plastic style. anyone done this?
     
  4. Apr 24, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    I was surfing google and found this manual for cruise control installation. It also includes a template for cutting a hole in the non-cruise trim piece.
     

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  5. Apr 30, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    gjtacoma

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  6. May 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    Priddle And now for something completely different....

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    Current: Vent Visors, Running Borads, tint, Ride Rite airbags, front 5100's @ 2.5, Toytec Front diff drop
    How to quickly remove a seized rotor, no hammer or mallet needed. It worked for me in 2 minutes after an hour of trying everything else. This is not my video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtsTJCRljAs

    I had a 1/4" piece of aluminum as a spacer and used the caliper bolt to press against the spacer. Note you need a large size spacer as the bolt overlaps with only 1/2 of the rotor surface, unlike this video. A spacer the size of a quarter as an example will not work.
     
  7. May 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    blanchard272

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    Lift, halogen bulbs, after-market radio
    Bought my wife a 05 tacoma with a little lift and doesnt ride all that great. What kind of shocks could i put on it to help with the ride?
     
  8. May 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    ExtremeCustoms505

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    3" Revtek spacer kit in front w/ aal and 1" block in rear. No TSB aal installed yet. Spider Trax spacers.
    Bilstein 5100 all the way around will be a huge improvement in my opinion.
     
  9. May 21, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    what kind of lift is on there now? any pics?
     
  10. May 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    Norcal Taco Lover

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    Just want to give a shout out to all of the contributors, especially for the DIY write-ups, amazing job thank you!

    I bought an '07 4.0L Double-cab sport with 83,000 about this time last year and until this weekend all I've done is change the oil. Between yesterday and today however, I:
    Changed the front & rear diff., and TC oil
    Did the rear diff. breather Mod
    AC condenser drain extension
    Changed the Spark Plugs (1st time on 86,000 miles, plugs weren't completely toast either, but getting there)
    Changed Cabin/Air filter (didn't need write-ups for these, not that inept!)

    Planning on keeping this thing till the wheels fall off and I feel much more confident in that knowing I'll be performing most of the maintenance and saving so much $$ in the course of doing so. Keep up the good work!
     
  11. Jul 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    HOOTERBIRD Yeah You Right !

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    • Cat Back Borla Exhaust System • Volant Cold Air Intake with Ram Air Scoop • Black FJ TRD TT 16” Wheels 285/75R16 BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO • Icon Extended Travel Front Coil-over Shocks • Icon Monotube 2.0 Aluminum Rear Shocks • Icon Tubular UCAs • OME Dakar Leaf Springs • Front Differential Drop Kit • OME Carrier Bearing Spacer Kit • Hardwired Cobra Radar Detector • Max Liner Floor Mats • Undercover Tonneau Cover • Black Powder coat Devil Horns, Made By Andres • TRD Low profile Carbon Fiber Radio Antenna • LED Map & Dome lights • LED front corner lights • LED Reverse lights • LED License Plate lights • Tailgate Hose Clamp Mod
  12. Jul 23, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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  13. Jul 24, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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  14. Jul 31, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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    GREAT sticky, thanks!!
     
  15. Aug 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    I found this mod on a Tundra forum and thought it might be a good one to add tothe list. Its super easy – took about 20minutes – and my fogs are MUCH brighter now but still have the appropriate light pattern. I used standard Sylvania H9 bulbs, but there are also SilverStar bulbs available that would be even brighter. You can also get 100w H9 bulbs,but I’m not sure if this is safe for the wiring or the lens. Switching from standard H11 to H9 bulbs goes from 1350 lumens to 2100 lumens, while the wattage goes from 55w to 65w. Nobody on the Tundra site reported any problems after switching to the 65w bulbs.

    The pics are not mine, but they explain the process in detail. I also posted them in the "2012 foglight anytime mod" thread.

    H9toH11_1.jpg
    H9toH11_2.jpg
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    H9toH11_4.jpg
     
  16. Aug 16, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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    Hey Guys, Anybody can help me find out the "Radio stay on when you remove the key from ACC"-MOD, Please,
    I saw it ones but can't find it now?! :(
     
  17. Aug 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    Definitely go with Bilstein 5100 might also have 5160 available. Check Bilstein's new website Bilsteinoffroad.com you can order online and call for tech info. Had a great experience myself.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    bought a fog light kit for my Tacoma from ebay. the kit had no instructions, plugs that were not labeled, wires were either too long or too short and the switch would not fit the Toyota blanks without cutting them up. so I scrapped everything made my own harness waiting for a oem switch and wired the fogs to the running lights instead of the low beams. what a waist of 107.00
     
  19. Sep 11, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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  20. Sep 18, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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    LAoffroadin

    LAoffroadin BURY ME WITH MY TACO!!

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    king 2.5 (700lbs) springs with resi's,total chaos ucas, dakar leaf pack with OME nitro shocks, k&n cai, LED cab light, raceline 16 inch wheels , toyo m/t 33",painted front yota emblem gloss white, retrofit headlights with mirrimoto 3 " lenses running the 6k headlights. Bhlm, bestopper, wet okole seat covers (mossy oak break up), weather tech mats, warn m8000s winch with piaa fogs. All pro apex front bumper.
    LOOKING FOR SOME IDIOT PROOF INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO WIRE IN MY (dont know why i was yelling) halos on my retros... any help? i cant seem to find a forum, maybe im not looking in the right place..:cool:
     
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